The S. S. Blueberry from Compass Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Compass Teas

Product Description:

This Ship is Good!  This naturally Caffeine Free blend is sure to be a favorite!  Amazing hot or iced, it is highly recommended.  We suggest trying it with our Amber Sugar Gems.

Ingredients:

Green Rooibos Aid in digestion, high in antioxidants, rich in vitamins and minerals, Naturally Caffeine Free

Blueberry LeavesContains antioxidants

Natural Flavoring – Enhances the natural goodness of the tea

Taster’s Review:

Mmm!  Blueberry!

The taste of this tisane reminds me of warm blueberry pie filling!  It is sweet and loaded with blueberry flavor!

For those who may be wondering what the difference is between red rooibos and green:  green rooibos is the raw version of rooibos, while red rooibos have been oxidized.  Kind of like the difference between black tea and white tea.  As far as taste goes, the green rooibos has more of a fruit-like quality to it, while I find that the red rooibos has sort of a nutty/woody kind of taste.  I personally prefer the green rooibos, especially for fruit blends such as The S. S. Blueberry.

The green rooibos base provides a very crisp and unmuddled taste to the warm blueberry flavoring.  It is sweet and juicy and there is very little tartness to the overall cup (just a bit of tartness at the finish).

I prefer this tisane warm (probably because it tastes more like warm blueberry pie filling when its actually warm).  I steep it in my Libre Mug!  I put the rooibos directly into the mug before screwing on the filter cap, and I allow the tisane to continue to steep as I sip!  The tisane never gets bitter, the flavor just gets better and better!

This is also quite tasty chilled too.  This is a tisane that kids would LOVE – and because it’s naturally caffeine free and loaded with antioxidants, it is one that you’ll feel good giving them.

An awesome rooibos blend from Compass Teas!

Vanilla Cinnamon Bun from Compass Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos & Honeybush

Where to Buy:  Compass Teas

Product Description:

Our most popular tea by far!  Exclusively unique to Compass Tea Company.  Slip on your fuzzy robe and slippers and warm up with this yummy tea version of your favorite dessert.  We suggest sweetening it with Amber Sugar Gems.

A great tasting and natural alternative to drinking decaf tea or coffee.  (Could also be used as a low calorie,  fat free alternative to desserts late at night.)  *Naturally  CAFFEINE FREE

Taster’s Review:

When I first opened the package of this tisane, I was blown away with how good it smelled.  The cinnamon was strong, as was the vanilla, and the combination of these two aromas was postively breathtaking!  It really does smell like cinnamon buns!  YUM!

That’s why I was just a little disappointed by the flavor.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s quite tasty!  But, I am sitting here, wishing that the flavor was more like the fragrance.  More cinnamon and vanilla, and a little less in the orange flavor.

The flavor of the red and green rooibos together with the honeybush creates a very pleasant tasting base that is honey-sweet with a nice nutty flavor that lends itself well to a baked kind of taste.  It compliments the cinnamon and vanilla flavors and overall, there is a cinnamon bun flavor going on in this cup.

But… why the orange?  It is as though the orange washes away some of the flavor rather than enhances it.

This is a very tasty blend … and yet, disappointing.  I do like the flavors as they are in this tisane, but… I think this tisane could have been so much more that what it is!  It could be a Vanilla Cinnamon Bun flavored tisane, and instead I have a creamy orange spice tisane.  Tasty, but just not what I expected!

Chill Pill from Compass Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy:  Compass Teas

Company Description:

Need to take a Chill Pill to calm you down?  This infusion is full of Vitamin C, antioxidants, and the wonderful soothing benefits of high quality herbs. You’ll love the orange / chamomile flavor that’s sure to calm you down on your stressful days, and help slip you off into sweet dreams at night.

Taster’s Review:

This is a very pleasant blend from Compass Teas.  If you’re like me, you cringe at the thought of chamomile.  As I’ve confessed before, I used to really dislike chamomile, but, I have developed an appreciation for it.  I still don’t like the chamomile dust that is sometimes found in substandard tea bags from the local grocery store, but, in whole leaf blends like this one from Compass Teas, the whole chamomile blossoms are quite agreeable.

In fact, if I hadn’t read the ingredients and saw the chamomile blossoms in the blend when I measured it into my smart tea maker, I wouldn’t have known that this is a chamomile tisane!  The flavor of the chamomile is quite soft and melds almost seamlessly with the citrus flavors of this blend.

The overall flavor of this tea is quite mild and in keeping with the “Chill Pill” kind of attitude.  I previously reviewed this tea, and I am finding it every bit as enjoyable now as I once did.

This is a nice alternative to those who are looking for a soothing, relaxing tisane before bedtime but think they don’t like chamomile!

Fireside Blend from Compass Teas

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Compass Teas

Product Description:

This elegant citrus and spice black tea blend will have you imagining cozy, snowy nights cuddling up to the fire, and days that you can actually relax. Brew yourself a cup and enjoy the comforting scents of citrus, cloves, and cardamom.

Tasters Review:

Fireside Blend from Compass Teas is Intensely flavored!   It reminds me of walking into a Folk-Artsy-type/Home Decor type store with woodsy, cinnamony, old-time-country flowers, spices from wall-to-wall, or a festive/Holiday Booth at a craft fair…I think you got the picture I was trying to make for you!

It infuses fast and dark. The woodsy, cinnamon, floral smells are more in front after infusion.

The Black Tea is the more intense flavor when tasting which I LOVE.  I’m so happy this is flavored the way it is and not overly so.

This is quite delicious. I wouldn’t normally be attracted to a tea like this but am so glad I gave it a whirl.  Just goes to show you you should judge a tea based on what you THINK it’s going o be like!  Everyone once and a while you get one that surprises you!  This is just another tasty offering from Compass!

 

 

Creamy Peppermint from Compass Teas

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Compass Teas

Product Description:

Delicious creamy peppermint tea that is sure to put you in a jolly spirit! We highly recommend trying it with our Sugar Gems and a dash of milk.

Ingredients:
Black tea- Antioxidant rich, helps keep body hydrated, may help reduce your daily calorie intake which can lead to weight loss
Peppermint- Refreshing cool mint taste
Cream flavoring- Comforting, mellowing flavor
Chrysanthemum petals – Accenting feature

Tasters Review:

The first time I had this tea the dry leaf mixture smelled JUST LIKE York Peppermint Patties! Post Infusion it smelled like Black Tea, Peppermint, Cream. I remembered this ‘brewed up’ quick and dark! It tasted like black tea, mint, and vanilla.  I remember saying that I LOVED the out-of the-bag aroma better than the actual taste of the tea…but the more I sipped the more I enjoyed it!

The 2nd time I sampled this I found it to be much more memorable!  Much more minty and creamy, too!  I really like this!  I mean really like this!  Many of you know my love for minty things!

I still think this smells like a Peppermint Patty but I love the fact that I can taste the Black Tea, The Mint, The Creaminess…all in one!  This is very aromatic, very bold, very flavorful, and very tasty.

I think I will have another cup today and many more days to come!

 

Cherry Bomb Tea from Compass Teas

Tea Type: Green/Herbal/Yerba maté

Where To Buy: Compass Teas

Product Description:

Blast away that bad mood! This delicious cherry flavored tea is full of goodness and is sure to lift your spirits (especially since it tastes kind of like fruit punch when sweetened)
This blend contains Yerba Mate, which is a natural and nutritious stimulant that is said to help provide mental clarity, improve digestion, burn fat, relieve pain, enhance memory & immunity, and has a reputation for being a great energy & mood lifter.

Ingredients:
Yerba Mate- Mood lifter, weight loss aid, immunity booster
Green tea- Antioxidant rich, helps keep body hydrated, may help reduce your daily calorie intake which can lead to weight loss
Rose-hips- Vitamins A, C, D, E, antioxidants, immunity booster
Dandelion leaf- Mood lifter
Hibiscus- Vitamin C, immunity booster, weight loss aid
Cherry flavoring- Perfectly enhances the natural goodness of this tea
Rose petals- Accenting feature

Tasters Review:

Cherry Bomb Tea from Compass Teas smells great before, during, and after infusion…just like Cherry Candy or Juice, even!  This is really good if you like Cherry and I do…so ROCK ON!  Speaking of ROCKIN’ – I could resist adding a song/video to this post so don’t don’t forget to scroll down.

The Hibiscus is barely there and thank the tea gods for that – as many of you know my feelings about Hibiscus! It seems to be more there to just open doors for the rest of the ingredients and isn’t the leader of the pack!  Eventho this is VERY Cherry tasting – you can still taste the GREEN TEA.

I couldn’t post this review without accompanying it with a very fitting song…ENJOY your tea and ENJOY a little John Cougar Mellencamp!

Smooth Earl from Compass Teas

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Compass Teas

Product Description:

This classic black Earl Grey tea is accented with warm cream and vanilla notes.
Serving Suggestion: Perfect as is, but also delicious with Sugar Gems (and possibly a dash of milk if you like).

3 oz = approximately 40 cups of Gourmet Tea

Ingredients:

Black tea- Antioxidant rich, helps keep body hydrated, can help reduce your daily calorie intake which leads to weight loss
Blue mallow blossoms- Beautiful accent color
Bergamot flavoring- Delicious citrusy flavor usually associated with the popular Earl Grey tea blend
Cream & Vanilla flavoring- Soothing, mellowing flavor

Tasters Review:

Earl…you are one SMOOTH dude!  Has anyone ever told you that?  Well, I’ll say it right here and right now…you ARE smooth and live up to your name!

This is a very creamy/vanilla-scented Earl Grey. I always look for twists on earl greys because I like to see how different they can be but still be classified as an earl grey. I know there are some people out there that stand by the phrase “Leave My Earl Alone” but not me…I love the variety, love the creativeness, and love the uniqueness!

The aroma is delightful! I can smell the Black tea, bergamot, creame, vanilla – in that order!

The taste is VERY creamy! The cream and vanilla both tone down the bergamot and I really like this.  I have had a lot of Earl Grey’s that overdue it with the bergamot or use a really funky bergamot flavoring and it tends to be bitter or leave a strange or bitter or even chemical aftertaste. Not this one! This is pretty darn good right here! VERY smooth…darn near the smoothest tea I have ever had. Some may say the bergamot isn’t strong enough – if you are ‘the more the merrier’ type – but I really like the way this one plays out!

If Smooth Earl isn’t the talk of the town in your neck of the woods – it should be – spread the word!

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